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Aug 27, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Part 1 Includes excerpts and updates from stories on: Interparliamentary Union survey on percentage of women in the world’s parliaments; Bella Abzug on the percentage of women in Congress; Devaki Jain on the backlash against reserved parliament seats for women in India (recorded by Elain Clift), women running for President of Kenya—with clip from Charity Ngilu’s first campaign speech (recorded by Rose Lukalo), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—unsuccessful presidential candidate talking with...
Topics: Women, Disability Rights, Breast Cancer, Peace, land mines
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Featuring Sharon Ellison (USA) by Sue Supriano, "Steppin' Out of Babylon" (Oakland CA, U.S.A.).
Topics: Women, Communication
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1. Butterfly in a Redwood Tree (U.S.A.) by Joan Buffington, KVMR-FM (Nevada City, CA, U.S.A.) 2. Jerusalem Women Seeking Peace (Israel) by Elaine Clift, ed. Rebecca Bennett (Austin TX, U.S.A.) 3. Corporations vs. Governments featuring Maude Barlow (Canada). Produced by Maria Gilardin, T.U.C. Radio (San Francisco, U.S.A.) with editing for WINGS by Anne Merrill (Austin TX, USA) 4. The Bill They Called "Mobile Chernobyl" featuring Winona Laduke,  (Wisconsin,U.S.A./indigenous) by Frieda...
Topics: Women, Economics, Environment, Science
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Irina Jurna (Russia). Recorded by Piera Paine (New York, U.S.A.).
Topics: Russian Women, Media Myths
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Mandela (S. Africa) & Piola Butler-Davis. Recorded by Daa'iya Lomax (New York, U.S.A.)
Topics: Million Women March, Winnie Mandela
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Speeches by Chris Cuomo (U.S.) & Maria Lugones (Chile). Recorded & edited by Rebecca Bennett (Austin, TX, U.S.A.)
Topic: Women and Philosophy
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Anti-Clearcutting Documentary Film about Shelley Wine of British Columbia, Canada. Interview by Kathe Forrest (Boulder, CO, U.S.A.)
Topic: Women and Environment
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Aug 24, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1998 Program List 1. The Fence at Greenham Common (winner 1998 DAWN prize) by Margaretta D'Arcy (Ireland) 2. Women & the M.A.I. by Elayne Clift (Washington, DC, U.S.A.) 3. Pesticide Action Network by Dorothy Kidd (Vancouver, Canada) 4. Bianca Jagger, Rights Activist by Mark Lynas (U.K.) 5. Beekeeping in Ghana by Lydia Ajono (Ghana)
Topics: Women, Environment
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Aug 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International Women's News Gathering Service
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International Women's Round Table hosted by Jai Chandiram of the International Association of Women in Radio & TV, covers techniques for bringing information to and from the grassroots. Guests: Ana Leah Sarabia, Philippines; Charu Gargy, India; Augustina Apik, Ghana; Elizabeth Karonqa, Zimbabwe; Bela Trivedi and Indu Ramesh, India. Produced by Frieda Werden and Mal Johnson. Recorded in Delhi by Women's Media Circle and WINGS; executive producer, Linda Israel.
Topics: International Women's Round Table, Women and Media
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Aug 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Topics: Women, UN Conference on Women in Beijing +5
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Liv Gulbrandsen and Ingrid Wergeland are respectively a reporter and the editor in chief of RadiOrakel, a women's radio station that has flourished in Norway since 1982. In an interview with Frieda Werden, they explain how the station started, what its ideals are, and how it has managed to have such an impact on young women and on listeners, for nearly two decades. The women say that the year 2000 produced a strong revival of feminism in Scandinavia, as young women realized they had been fooled...
Topics: Norway's RadiOrakel, Women in Radio, Feminism
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Charlotte Mwesigye is an accountant from Uganda and a leader of the Jubilee 2000 movement. She explains that despite expressed good intentions, the way creditors run the governments and economies of indebted countries is entirely in the creditors' own interests; decisions are made without representation from the debtors or any recourse to arbitration. Mwesigye charges this causes both corruption and political instability. She asks the educated citizenry of developed countries to call for an...
Topic: Women and the Economy
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The International Women's Media Foundation presented four Courage in Journalism awards in October 2000. The recipients were Flora Lewis of The New York Times , Agnes Nindorera of Studio Ijambo Radio in Burundi, Zamira Sydykova of Res Publica newspaper in Kyrgyzstan, and war correspondent Marie Colvin from The Times of London. Other voices from the awards ceremony are Narda Zacchino of The Los Angeles Times , Cokie Roberts of ABC Television News, and Rahida Dergham of the London-based Arabic...
Topics: International Women's Media Foundation, Courage in Journalism Awards
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The Jubilee 2000 Movement has gained a partial victory, with the World Bank announcing remission of a portion of the debt of “20 Highly Indebted Poor Countries.” The amount is about 10% of what Jubilee 2000 called for, and 1.5% of these countries' debt stock, but Jubilee 2000 is not throwing in the towel. Sue Supriano interviews Dr. Ann Petti for of the United Kingdom, co-founder and Executive Director of Jubilee 2000. She explains that the movement's success comes from its not being...
Topic: Women and Economics
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The birth control pill is 41 years old, and it has played a major role in social change. In the small country of the Netherlands, these changes are especially easy to see. Today WINGS presents as a guest documentary, "The Dutch Pill," produced for Radio Netherlands by Laura Durnford. Program includes male voices.
Topic: The Dutch Pill
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Eminent Filipina novelist and former political prisoner Ninotchka Rosca is a founder of the Gabriela Network, a Filipina-American support organization conducting projects to help trafficked women, such as calling for regulation of the mail-order bride industry. Rosca spoke on a panel titled, "Beyond the Sex Wars: Feminism, Sexuality and Power in a Commodity Culture," at the US National Women's Studies Association in 1998. Contact: www.gabnet.org .  
Topics: Ninotchka Rosca, Gabriela Network, Trafficked Women, Mail-Order Bride, US NWSA
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are giving women in secluded environments their first entry into the public sphere. This was one of the revelations at the seminar "Cultural Boundaries and Cyberspaces," held in June 2000 by the Women's Learning Partnership. In this radio program, fifteen leading women from Libya, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and other countries tell about the impact of ICTs on women's ability to...
Topics: Muslim Women, Information Communication Technology
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Kiana Davenport, a Hawaiian novelist, spent more than five years listening to elderly women who had survived being sex slaves for the Japanese during World War II. They were dubbed "comfort women" when they were shipped to far-flung bases along with spare socks. Davenport disputes the commonly repeated figure that fewer than 200,000 were subjected to this torture; she says records now in the US and Australia show that over a million women and young girls of all races were kidnapped...
Topics: Korean Comfort Women, War Crimes, WWII, Korean Sex Slaves
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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In October, Barbara Lubin, Executive Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, used her cell phone to report from Palestine for the radio program, "Flashpoints," produced and hosted by Dennis Bernstein on KPFA-FM, Berkeley, California. We first hear Lubin as she follows the funeral of a 13-year-old boy, shot in the head and killed while he was hurling rocks. The issue of why children are being martyred is also discussed by a U.S. Senator and a Palestinian professor--women with...
Topics: Martyred Palistenian Children, Palistinian rights
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Aug 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1. (6:29) WORLD MARCH OF WOMEN. Organizers and participants of this historic series of marches organized by the Federation of Quebec Women. The final march was in New York October 17. Reporter, Producer, Narrator: Nafisa Hoodbhoy. Tape sources : Dorothy Abbott, Frieda Werden, World March of Women CD. Contact: www.ffq.qc.ca. 2. (5:34) INDYMEDIA PRAGUE. Katia Hristova is a Bulgarian woman who attends college in the US and is doing her study abroad in the Czech Republic. She became the Translation...
Topics: Feminist, IndyMedia Prague, N.O.W., Rice Patent
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The Prime Minister of Australia has refused to apologize to Aboriginal people for their ill-treatment at the hands of the dominant society, but many other Australians have begun participating in a process called, “Reconciliation.” A highlight was the First National Sorry Day in May of 2000. Heather Anderson of Brisbane interviewed women participants for this WINGS documentary.
Topics: Women, Colonialism, Reconciliation, Australia
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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U.S. feminist, Gloria Steinem married South African-born David Bales September 3, in a ceremony at the home of former Cherokee Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. The significance of the type and location of the ceremony becomes clear when you listen to Steinem's 1996 address about Feminist Family Values. The event was sponsored by the Foundation for a Compassionate Society. Recording and editing for WINGS by Eliza Graney. Update: Frieda Werden.
Topics: Women, Gloria Steinem, Feminist Family Values
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Lorena Alice Hickok was the first woman reporter for the Associated Press, but she got too close to a news source. The news source was Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States. "E.R." and Hick had a long--and some would say bluntly--lesbian relationship, which is little known; Hick was cropped out of the family pictures. When E.R. died, Hick took yellow roses to her grave at midnight. Four years later, nobody claimed Hick's ashes. In the spring of 2000, women scholars held a...
Topics: Women, Lesbian, Lorena Alice Hickok
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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"Haiti was the first country to be liberated from colonialism, when a movement of slaves threw off the French. It was also the first nation to undergo structural adjustment, having been forced to close its schools in 1830 to pay for reparations to former slaveholders," explains  Laura  Flynn from the Aristide Foundation for Democracy in Haiti. Myrlande Liberus, director of the Foundation, says now the era of military dictators is over, and free speech and voting are the order of ...
Topic: Women and Colonialism
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Lydia Masemola of Johannesburg returned to South Africa from Canadian exile in 1996 and found a society still steeped in violence , especially violence against women. She produced this program to raise awareness of the problem inside the country and abroad . Interviewees: Matsilo Mutsei and Naomi Webster. Music credits: Thembinkosi wami by Ringo Madlingozi; Green Valleys by C . Norton and F. Mizen,  performed  y Royal Bristol Cathedral Choir -- bothon The Choral Album (KPM233 CD) ; Thu/a...
Topics: Violence Against Women, Women
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Indu Ramesh is a community radio producer in Bangalore, South India. Bangalore is a booming hub of the computer industry, but is surrounded by farming villages. Not long ago, Ramesh accepted an assignment from the program, “Voices,” to go to five villages, about 150 km from Bangalore, and record conversations with women about health and reproduction. She took along her friend Gangama, a specialist in herbal medicine. In this program, Ramesh describes their interactions and findings, and...
Topics: Women and Technology, Technical Access
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has provided federal guidance and funding for a wide array of services including policing the courts and shelter and social intervention to [no more information—copy was cut off].
Topic: Violence Against Women Act
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1. (6:14) POLITICAL DEMONSTRATORS IN U.S. In/outcues : "Although they may differ on  some policies... this is what plutocracy sounds like [chant fades].” On tape: Millie O'Naire, satirist; Cheri Honkala, Kensington Welfare Rights Union; Puppetista, Jodie Netzer; Gretchen King, reporter, Independent Media Center of Philadelphia Tape sources: Kellia Ramares, reporter; Scott Harris, Between the Lines; Philadelphia Independent Media Center. Suggested intro : THE U.S. POLITICAL SEASON IS...
Topics: Women, Birth Control, Cab Drivers, Namibia
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Aug 17, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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PART 1—Relinquish The Illusion of Power!  In Part One:  LaDuke says it's hard for indigenous people to pull themselves up by their  bootstraps when other people have their boots. She calls on her audience to relinquish the  illusion of power and support indigenous people's sovereignty and their right and ability  to make decisions over resources. Intro: Bettina Aptheker.   PART Two: Linear VS. Circular Cultures: The Predator and the Prey    Winona LaDuke is an indigenous land rights...
Topics: Winona LaDuke, Indigenous Land Rights
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Aug 16, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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A WINGS SPECIAL PRODUCTION: The global women's movement has long protested the glaring contradictions between the World Bank's stated objective of alleviating poverty in the world and its actual policies that widen the gulf between rich and poor. In this lively audio documentary, women from inside and outside  the bank hold a virtual debate about whether the bank has changed, as promised to  women at Beijing in 1995, and, given its basic assumptions, whether it can change.   Voices on tape...
Topics: Women, Economics, Class
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Aug 16, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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In 1981,  Jean Hardisty founded Political Research Associates, an independent nonprofit research center to study the U.S. political right. Her latest book is "Mobilizing Resentment: Conservative Resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers " (Beacon Press, 1999). In her talk at the 2000 National Women's Studies Association, Hardisty delves into the motivation and methods of the right and particularly three kinds of right-wing women, the traditional right, the...
Topics: Women, Conservative Right, Racism
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Aug 16, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Rita Arditti is the author of the book, "Searching for Life: Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Children of the Disappeared"  (Berkeley: Univ. of· Calif. Press, 1999). At the U.S.'s National Women's  Studies Conference in June of 2000, Arditti described how children of  prisoners from the "Dirty War" were adopted out to their parents'  killers, and the courage of the surviving grandmothers in searching  these children out. Because of their work, Argentina has a...
Topics: Women, Rita Arditti, NWSC
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Aug 16, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Following a Vermont Supreme Court ruling that said blocking same-sex couples from marrying violates the "common benefits" clause of the Vermont Constitution, the state legislature came up with a compromise: same-sex couples can now have "civil unions." Unlike marriages, civil unions are not to be "solemnized" by the state, they are not intended to be valid outside of Vermont, and they do not entitle the partners to the U.S. Federal Government benefits extended to...
Topics: Women, Civil Unions
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Aug 11, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Oil, drugs, the CIA . . . these are some of the reasons fundamentalist extremists from across the Muslim world arrived in Afghanistan to impose the most repressive gender apartheid the modern world has seen. Armed with their outrage, their knowledge, their voices, and sometimes wooden sticks, Afghan women have been hitting out against the Taleban for half a decade. In this rich and compelling documentary produced by Pakistani journalist Nafisa Hoodbhoy, the conflict becomes both personal and...
Topics: Women, Taliban, Gender Apartheid, Afghan Women
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Aug 11, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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At a September 27, 1999 briefing in Washington, WILL members heard the U. S. budget analyzed by Lynn Rivers, a member of the Congressional Budget Committee, and Nan Grogan Orrock, a state legislator from Georgia who is President of WILL. Rivers explained that the budgetary "surplus" on which a tax cut is predicated is based on a commitment to make deep cuts in spending, which are expected to fall totally on domestic non-military programs. Orrock explained how federal cuts impact the...
Topics: Women, Economics
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Aug 11, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1. ( 5:44) THE TREASURE OF SIERRA LEONE. In/outcues : "On July 6, the United Nations  Security ...Nafisa Hoodbhoy reporting. On tape: Amy Smythe, Sierra Leone Minister for Gender and Children's Affairs; Isha Diafan, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Tape source: Frieda Werden. Suggested intro: NEXT TIME YOU LOOK AT A DIAMOND, CONSIDER THE SOURCE – YOUR SYMBOL OF LOVE COULD BE PAYING FOR WAR… 2. (4:12) FEMINIST WATCHDOGS OF FRANCE. In/outcues: "[whistle,...
Topics: Women, Domestic Violence, Blood Diamonds
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Aug 11, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The Keynote Speaker at the U.S.'s National Women's Studies Association 2000 Conference was Lani Guinier. After being nominated for deputy U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights, Guinier's nomination was withdrawn by President Clinton over criticism of her writings about affirmative action and voting rights. Now, Guinier is the first black woman tenured professor at the Harvard University Law School. Her talk focuses on the challenge for minorities and women who rise in the hierarchy by...
Topics: Women, NWSA 2000 Conference
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Aug 11, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Maryanne Holz is with the Landmine Survivors Network, which works for full acceptance and implementation of the 1997 treaty banning landmines. Among the relatively few countries that have not signed are India and the U.S. The U.S. is considering signing in 2006. Holtz was blown up by a landmine while working as a nurse with Rwandan refugees in Zaire. She lost both feet and a quarter of her face. She contrasts expensive care she got as an American with the minimal medical support available to...
Topics: Women, Landmine Survivors Network, Banning Landmines
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Aug 11, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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During the Ming dynasty, vast wealth from the newly exploited Americas found its way to China to pay for goods and services bought by Europeans. This helped make possible a wide variety of roles for women, and of publications in which women's stories were told. Victoria Cass, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Civilizations at University of Colorado, Boulder, talks with Tonja Loendorf.  Cass's recent book is Dangerous Women: Warriors, Grannies and Geishas of the Ming.
Topics: Women, Ming Dynasty
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Rachel Maine’s award-winning book, The Technology of Orgasm, (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1999) is especially important for explaining the mysterious term "hysteria." In a talk at The University of Texas at Austin, Maines said the vibrator was one of the first electrical appliances introduced into the home, and that it was originally developed to help doctors treat hysteria--the second most common medical diagnosis in the Western world (after fever). By 1952, the American Psychiatric...
Topic: Women and Mental Health
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Bettina Corke reports from Rome on the most recent Food and Agriculture Organization meeting and its relationship to women. Bissera Kostova presents voice and ideas from the Second World Water Forum in the Hague. Editor for WINGS: Frieda Werden
Topic: Food and Water and Women
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Producer Heather Anderson of 4ZZZ Community Radio in Brisbane, Australia, explores views of young women on domestic violence and what to do about it. Among the conclusions: Young women don't want to hear about domestic violence and might best be approached in terms of what a healthy relationship looks like. The half-hour ends with a one-minute public service announcement produced by Terri Schreiner of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Training Center in Alaska. This promo, "Generational...
Topics: Domestic Violence, Young Women
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The Lord's Resistance Army has abducted thousands of Ugandan boys and girls to enslave as killers and concubines. The Uganda-Sudan border is one of the places found on every continent where children are forced to fight wars. Helen Akongo of "Gulu Support for Children Organization" (GUSCO) is a social worker helping reintegrate children who escape their captors back into community life. She and Julianne Traylor, Chair of Amnesty International-USA, spoke in May 2000 to Sue Supriano....
Topics: Child Slaves, Amnesty International
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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On April 8, 2000, the Arab Women's Solidarity Association co-sponsored an event in San Francisco titled "Artists for Iraq ." Iraqui exiles Sundes Almussa and Iltifat Jabber talked of the hunger of Iraquis under sanctions, and grief at not being able to help enough. Egyptian feminist writer and psychiatrist Nawal El Sadaawi gave a keynote speech, explaining why the treatment of Iraq is a feminist issue. Program produced and edited for WINGS by Kellia Ramares.
Topics: Women and Art, Women and Iraq
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1.      (4:29) Midwives' Strike In Holland. In/Outcues: "[baby cries] ... I'm Frieda Werden" On tape: Franka Kade [FRAHN-kah kah-DAY], midwife; reporter, Anne Marie Michel. Tape Source : Radio Netherlands' Euroquest. Update: Prof. Raymond DeVries. Suggested intro : IN THE '60S, DUTCH MIDWIVES SOLD THEMSELVES TO THE HEALTHCARE SERVICE AS AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO HANDLE BIRTHS -NOW THEY'RE INDISPENSIBLE, AND THEY'VE FINALLY ASKED FOR A RAISE. HERE'S MORE FROM WINGS… 2.     ...
Topics: Women and Healthcare, Grandmothers in Puerto Rico
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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In 1998, Emily Lyons was nursing supervisor at a clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. A man standing across the street remotely detonated a pipe bomb full of dynamite and nails, killing a policeman and leaving Lyons severely disabled. The killer (still at large) is a hero to anti-abortion extremists who celebrate such deeds at banquets and on the internet. Lyons is telling the world this violence did not win. At a luncheon for abortion rights supporters in Texas, she called for people to become...
Topic: Women and Abortion
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Interview recorded by Carol Boss of KUNM-FM with the anti-death penalty activist, and author of the book, Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean. Recorded after Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for portraying Sister Helen in the film. Prejean tells about her early life and how she was led to work with people on death row, and gives an in-depth analysis of why the United States -- the only developed country that has the death penalty--should stop executing prisoners. She believes that the death...
Topic: Women and the Death Penalty
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Jean Parker of Disability Radio Worldwide interviews Eileen Giron, a Salvadoran disability rights activist, who is taking the issues of women with disability to the women's movement of her  country. Giron currently heads a disabled women's pottery collective and she is a member of Disabled Peoples' International. www.dpi.org , e-mail dpi@dpi .org.
Topic: Women and Disability Rights
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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A front-page headline in the New York Times in March about harassment and murder of gays in the U.S. military prompted WINGS to reissue this classic. First aired in 1993, Bond's humorous and tragic personal monologue was recorded in performance in 1982. It details events that took place around 1942--the recruitment of lesbians into the Army during the WWII, and the courts martial witch hunt when the war was won. The performance was produced and recorded by Katherine Davenport, and edited by...
Topics: Women, Violence against Women
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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News of resistance to genetically engineered foodstuffs has been scarce in the United States, but grassroots public forums are helping bypass the mainstream media. Two talks from November 1999 forums are in this program. Dr. Mae Wan Do is a geneticist and biophysicist, a senior academic at the Open University in Great Britain, and author of the book, Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?  She addressed a teach-in of the International Forum on Globalization in Seattle, Washington. Her talk...
Topic: Women and Food Safety
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Jul 23, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Eight participants in the Seattle WTO demonstrations describe their activism to Michelle Garcia.
Topics: Women, WTO Seattle Demonstration
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Jul 22, 2021 WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service
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Traci Hixson interviews Isabel Coe about this oldest protest site in Australia. Coe explains the history and symbolism of the site, and details the troubled relationship between aboriginal people, who have never given up their claim on their traditional lands and countries within Australia, and the colonizers who have craftily made use of laws and abused negotiations to avoid recognizing those prior claims and the people who make them. Coe charges that the Australian government's criticism of...
Topics: Women, Aboriginal Embassy
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Jul 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Eight participants in the Seattle WTO demonstrations describe their activism to Michelle Garcia.
Topic: Women and World Trade
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Jul 22, 2021 WINGS:Women's International News Gathering Service
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1. (5:45) Women’s Strike, March 8th. In/Outcues: "[music] What do you think would happen if we women went on strike? ... under ‘Actions’ on the website, www.now.org." On tape: Famous endorsers (e.g. Jewelle Gomez, Dorothy Allison) of Women's Strike Day March 8; Senator of Irish Daily. Producer: Margaretta D'Arcy. Song: 'Wages Due" by Boo Watson, performed by Sandy Opatow. Strike e-mail: womenstrike8m@serverlOI.com. Suggested intro: Are you ready to strike? Listen to this…...
Topics: Women, International Women's Day
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Jul 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Services
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Connie Burton is a public housing resident and community leader who belongs to the National People's Democratic Uhuru Movement in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida. In this interview with Norma Bostock, Burton criticizes changes she has seen in public housing policy from the Reagan through the Clinton administration. These include privatization, reduction of numbers of units for the poor, and the "one-strike-you're-out" rule that evicts whole families if one member of the family is just...
Topic: Women and Housing
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Jul 22, 2021 WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service
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In December 1999, the Canadian government called in women from 109 organizations [108 feminist and one anti-feminist] to consult on the year 2000 budget (which takes effect in March). It was the first time in five years the women's movement had been part of budget consultations (the first time, in fact, since Canada's Liberal Party slid right and eliminated core funding for women's organizations). After the consultation, Frieda Werden of WINGS interviewed participant, Fatima Jaffer. Jaffer is a...
Topic: Women and Economy
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The Mormon Church has officially renounced polygamy, and it is a felony in the church's stronghold state of Utah. However, thousands of believers in this former Mormon tradition (and in other polygamous creeds like Christian Identity) live this way without prosecution. Tapestry of Polygamy, formed by survivors in 1998, helps people escape polygamous families. Executive Director Vicki Prunty charges polygamous groups create wealth for elites while less-favored wives and children often subsist by...
Topics: Women, Polygamy
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1.      Asian Feminists Network Against Sex Tourism 2.      Philippine Feminist Leader Sr. Mary John Mananzan 3.      Liberian Market Women Fight Relocation 4.      Hamburg's Office of Women's Equality 5.      Paraguay and Argentina Sign UN Anti-Discrimination Convention 6.      Argentine Director Maria Luisa Bemberg on Her Film Miss Mary
Topics: Women, Asian Feminist Network, Women's Equality
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1.      How Women Fared in the U.S. Elections 2.      African National Congress's Liaison to Women's Organizations 3.      White South African Woman Sentenced for Bombings 4.      Strife at World Peace Congress in Copenhagen 5.      A ustralian Youth Peace Congress Planners 6.      International Women's Media Project Conference--excerpts from 7.      speeches by delegates from Nicaragua, US, Belgium, Canada
Topics: Women, Feminism
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1.      Time Off for Women Day and the Women Count Women's Work Petition 2.      Second World Whores' Congress in Brussels 3.      Int'l Conference on Women in the Performing Arts, Vancouver 4.      Commander Dora Maria Telles, Nicaraguan Minister of Health 5.      Labor Parties and Women's Funding in England and New Zealand 6.      Corazon Aquino and Women in Her Cabinet on US Tour 7.      A Fight for Equal Rights in the Military of New Zealand 8.      Results...
Topics: Women, Equality, Peace, Feminism
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1.      Writer Margaet Randall Denied Permanent Residency in the U.S. 2.      Inventor Martine Kempf Turns His Back on France 3.      Public Childcare Crisis in West Berlin 4.      African Women Campaign Against Clitoridectomy, for Women's Power 5.      A Sexual Assault in Korea Provokes Hunger Strikes, Demonstrations 6.      Chilean Antonieta Saa Freed on Bond After Women's Int'l Campaign 7.      Pakistan Opposition Leader Benazir Bhutto Released from Jail 8....
Topics: Women, Feminism
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1.      South African Women Speak Out Against Apartheid and Sexism 2.      Chilean Antonie~a Saa Jailed for Role in General Strike 3.      Benazir Bhutto Arrested in Pakistan--A Fate She Foresaw 4.      Why Irish Voters Rejected Divorce by 63% 5.      Mary Simon, New President of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference 6.      US Feminists Critique Meese Commission Anti-porn Report 7.      Philippine Broadcaster June Keithly on Radio and Revolution
Topics: Women, Feminism
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1.      Alexandra Biryukova, Highest-Ranking Woman in the Soviet Union 2.      Anti-nuclear Leader Helen Caldicott Bids Farewell to US women 3.      Mysterious Zappings Reported at Greenham Peace Encampment 4.      Zimbabwe's Women Farmers win UN Award 5.      Mexico's Economic Crisis Leads Women to Adopt New Tactics 6.      Mother Teresa Extends Her Work to Those Who Have AIDS 7.      From Geneva, a Report on Lesbian Activism Around the World
Topics: Women, feminism
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1.      10,000 Haltian Women Protest Exclusion from New Constitution 2.      Citizen Diplomacy Effort by Soviet and U.S. Women 3.      Women Force West German Government to Deal With Radioactive Milk 4.      Women and the Law in Benazir Bhutto's Home, Pakistan 5.      Militia Attacks Against Women's Boutiques in Iran 6.      Nigerian Development Specialist Advises Women Journalists 7.      Stella Bravo's Video "Children in Debt" Premiers on Cuban TV 8....
Topics: Women, Feminist
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MAY 1986 WINGS NEWSCAST (prototype edition)   1.      Elder Navajo Women Block Fencing at Big Mountain 2.      Pauline Lo Alker, Computer Entrepreneur, on "The Ar-t o~ War " 3.      Ministry ~or the Rights o~ Women Abolished ln France 4.      Brazilian Women's Rights Council Sets National Priorities 5.      South A~rica's War on Black Children 6.      Film "Global Assembly Line" Shows Worke/'s' Revo lt 7.      Mothers in India Wary of ...
Topics: Women, Feminism, Violence against Children
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Julianne Traylor discuses treaties and documents of the UN, and changes in human rights organizations.
Topics: Human Rights, Women's Rights, Feminism
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Topic: Women on the Line
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Topics: Women, Feminist
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Wilnelmina Orozco documents the struggle in December 1989, and its effects on women, with sound and interviews.
Topic: Philippines Attempted Coup
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The chair of the boards of the National Institute for Women of Color and Women for Meaningful Summits-USA talks with Sue Supriano.
Topics: Black Feminist, Sharon Parker
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Documentary produced by Sharon Almerigi. Winner of NFCB Silver Reel Award, 1990.
Topic: Women of Color
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1991 WINGS #52-91 December Newscast. 29:50   1.      (6:10) Military Assaults on the Environment. In/Outcues: “They are wolves in sheep’s clothing…Frieda Werden reporting of WINGS, The Women’s International News Gathering Service.” On Tape: Rosalie Bertel, President, International Institute of Concern for Public Health; Genevieve Vaughan, President. Change of Heart, Incorporated. Suggested Intro: Women environmentalists drew strong conclusions from information presented at the...
Topics: Environment, Philippine Debt, Yugoslavian Conflict, Farm Radio Network, Women and Religion
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Schreibman discusses the human side of changes in the Soviet Union in this interview with Sue Supriano.
Topics: Soviet Union reform, Enid Schreibman
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1.      (6:29) Domestic Murder in Britain. On Tape: Story on Sara Thornton case, by Helene Rosenbluth, with actuality from demonstrations. In/Outcue: “In August, the British Courts…long-term spousal abuse.” Suggested intro: In Britain, women who kill abusive husbands are often sentenced for premeditated murder, while men who kill nagging wives get off with manslaughter. Unequal justice has brought women to the streets in protest. Here’s the story, from WINGS. 2.      (4:18) A...
Topics: Sara Thornton Case, Violence Against Women Treaty, Yellowgate anniversary, Fetal Rights in...
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1991 WINGS #35-91 August Newscast   1.      (5:07) U.S. Association of Black Journalists Meets. On Tape: Sidmel Estes-Sumpter President-Elect, NABJ; Carol Simpson, ABC /Capitol Cities-TV. In/Outcue: “I want to put the industry on notice…Reporting for WINGS. I’m Katherine Davenport.” Suggested Intro: Women were prominent participants at the 16 th Annual Conference of the National Association of Black Journalists [in the U.S.] Here’s more from WINGS… 2.      (2:48) The French...
Topics: 16th Annual NABJ Conference, Edith Cresson-French PM, Tanzania Economy, Swiss Women Strike,...
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1991 WINGS #30-91 July 1991 Newscast   1.      (4:22) Hong Kong Women and The Bill of Rights. On tape: Selina Chow, member, Hong Kong Legislative Council, interviewed by Frieda Werden. In/Outcues: “In the pragmatic atmosphere…I’m Frieda Werden.: Suggested Intro: An old treaty expires in 1997, returning Hong Kong to China. A woman legislator from Hong Kong discusses some hopes, fears, and plans for change in this report from WINGS… 2.      (5:56) National Council on...
Topics: Hong Kong Women and the Bill of RIghts, Pat Scroeder on Health, Nurses Agenda, Maternity Leave,...
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Producer, Helene Rosenbluth, London.
Topics: Anti-War, Arms Trade
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Jun 22, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Lively speech by Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya’s Greenbelt Movement, indicting the logic of development. Recorder by Sue Supriano and edited by WINGS.
Topics: African Women & Environment, Kenya's Greenbelt Movement
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Jun 18, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Speech by Sara Diamond, author of Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of The Christian Right, among other issues, explains how U.S. political parties distribute taxpayer-funded aid to influence politics in other countries.
Topics: Christian Right, Sara Diamond
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Speaking on U.N. Day. October 24, 1991. Raghida Dergham, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent of El Hayat, a London-based newspaper; and Gwendoline Konie, Publisher of Women’s Exclusive Magazine, and Zambia’s permanent representative to the U.N.
Topics: U.N. Day, Women, Feminists, Raghida Dergham, Gwendole Konie
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Dr. Ann Firth Murray founded this unique charitable fund devoted to women’s projects in the developing world.
Topic: Global Fund for Women
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1.      (5:53) Hard to Get News About Judge Clarence Thomas. Robin Morgan, Editor of Ms. Magazine recorded at the United Nations in New York on “United Nations Day,” October 24 th , 1991. Ms Morgan was one of three presenters on a panel on “Sex Stereotyping in the Media.” She begins by bringing out information about Judge Clarence Thomas that, to date (Nov. 13, 1991), still has not “gone mainstream.” 2.      (3:23) World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet. The second...
Topics: Burmese Women, Nobel Peace Prize, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Feminism, Women
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Editor-in-chief of Ms. Magazine gives a rousing speech at the at the U. N. Interesting-segment on how advertisers distort magazine content.
Topics: Women, Feminism, Robin Morgan, United Nations Day Panel
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Forum hosted in Melbourne by Spinnifex Press, featuring challenging speakers on the topic, “Where is Feminism Going?” Dr. Jocelynne Scutt, Dr. Dale Spencer, Renate Klein, and Sheila Jeffreys tackle everything from sexism in databases to the importance of heterosexual intercourse. Producer Ruth Barney.
Topics: Feminist Forum, Women
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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The author of Spring Moon, and Legacies, weaves stories into predictions of China’s liberation and a plug for Voice of America.
Topic: Women authors
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Karen McCarthy Brown is the author of the book Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, published by University of California Press.  The book is a portrait of a practitioner of African-based religion, as it is used in ordinary life.  Brown spoke with Sue Supriano, host of the program Steppin' Out of Babylon.
Topics: Women, Voodun Priestess
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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1.      (5:53) U.S. Women Plan for Survival. In/Outcue: “When we talkin’ ‘bout a summit…I’m Katherine Davenport.” Field Recording: Ana Luisa Sinclair. On tape: Diane Bernard, Michigan National Welfare Rights Union; Cheri Honkala, National Up & Out of Poverty Group; Rene Pecot, Women’s Economic Agenda Project; Jeraleen Thornton-Peterson, California welfare recipient; Judy Stoll, Welfare Wzrriors from Wisconsin. Suggested Intro: Federal and State Governments in the U.S. are...
Topics: Women's Survival Summit, Dr. Dale Spencer, Arabian Women, Climate Change
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Speech by anthropologist Dr. Fadwa El Guindi explaining that in some ways Arab women have fewer obstacles to advancement than Western women.
Topics: Women's Advancement, Feminist, Arabian Women's Rights
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Jun 14, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Sue Supriano interviews the Native American organizer who is encouraging people to mount loving and respectful challenges to the status quo on the reservation where she was born in Pine Ridge, S. Dakota.
Topics: Women, Feminist, Native American Reservation Reform
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Rousing speech by well-known anti-pornography activist, on the 51 st anniversary of U.S. women’s right to vote, at the site of the first women’s rights convention. Recorded digitally by WEOS-FM.
Topic: Women's Voting Rights
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Schreibman discusses the human side of changes in the Soviet Union in this interview with Sue Supriano.
Topic: Enid Schreibman
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At a UN meeting in Nairobi, women leaders describe how youth grapple with problems in the Philippines, Kenya, Thailand, South Africa, and the U.S. interviews by Prabha Bhardwaj.
Topics: Youth, Women
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Australian community radio program, “Women on the Line,” gives a historical view of discrimination against women workers, a report on how the U.S. watered down the ban on mining in Antarctica, and suggestions for building a nonviolent society.
Topics: Women, Discrimination Against Women Workers
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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One of the highest-ranking African-American women in the early years of the Bush Administration discusses the diplomatic watershed.
Topics: Condoleezza Rice, NABJ Convention, Black Women
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Tumultuous panel of leading African-American women commentators from the National Association of Black Journalists Convention.
Topics: NABJ, African American Women Panel
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks on Environmental Solutions--third part of a three-part speech.
Topic: Women and Environment
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Mesmerizing speaker. Response is overwhelming!
Topics: Women, Overpopulation, Helen Caldicott
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Jun 7, 2021 WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
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Topic: Women and War